Analyses of intrinsicality without naturalness

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Over the last 30 years there have been a number of attempts to analyse the distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic properties. This article discusses three leading attempts to analyse this distinction that don't appeal to the notion of naturalness: the duplication analysis endorsed by G. E. Moore and David Lewis, Peter Vallentyne's analysis in terms of contractions of possible worlds, and the analysis of Gene Witmer, William Butchard and Kelly Trogdon in terms of grounding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-197
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophy Compass
Issue number2
Early online date18 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

This work was supported by the Society of Scholars in the School of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong.


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